Gingerbread Pancakes

Whether you have kids or not, Gingerbread Pancakes are fun on Christmas morning.  Pancakes are always a big hit in my house and the gingerbread spices make these a fun holiday treat!  And of course, these taste even better if made into little gingerbread men with chocolate chip buttons!

Gingerbread Pancakes
An Amy Original

1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1.2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tbsp wheat germ
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tbsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
2 tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground allspice
2 large eggs, beaten
1 1/3 cups lowfat milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp molasses

Whisk together the all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, wheat germ, flaxseed, baking powder, salt, and spices in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and molasses until well blended.  Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients until just combined.

Heat a large non stick skillet to medium-high heat.  Pour the batter onto the hot skillet, using a ¼ cup measuring cup if desired.

Cook until bubbles begin to appear on the surface of the pancakes and the bottoms turn golden, about 3 minutes.  Flip and cook until golden, an additional 2-3 minutes.

If desired, top with mini chocolate chips.  Serve with powdered sugar or your favorite syrup.



  1. Yum, I love the idea of gingerbread pancakes on Christmas morning!


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